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Canadian restaurants plan their reopenings as COVID-19 restrictions ease – National

Canadian restaurants plan their reopenings as COVID-19 restrictions ease - National

After a roughly seven-week hiatus from serving coffee, Vancouver’s Pallet Coffee Roasters over the next week will reopen five of its cafes in an uncertain environment. The Vancouver coffee chain is one of many eateries planning to resume service as governments ease restrictions put in place to fight the COVID-19 …

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Canada’s food industry leaders say $252M aid falls short of need amid COVID-19

Canada’s food industry leaders say $252M aid falls short of need amid COVID-19

Canada’s injection of $252 million into farm and food processing sectors was met with mixed reaction from industry leaders Tuesday, as the struggle to maintain production and supply during COVID-19 continues. But it falls short of the $2.6 billion in emergency funding the Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA), one of …

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La Loche COVID-19 victim’s family warns others to take the disease seriously

A memorial card honouring Joseph Pierre Sylvestre.

Suzanne Sylvestre’s grandfather waved at her over FaceTime from his long-term care home in La Loche, Sask. She blew him a kiss and he caught it and held it to his heart. Joseph Pierre Sylvestre’s care home was already in lockdown on Easter Sunday; that last time they spoke. Four …

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Virtual hangover? Lack of human interaction during coronavirus begins to wear Ontarians down

Virtual hangover? Lack of human interaction during coronavirus begins to wear Ontarians down

Some Ontarians say the excitement of virtual life has worn thin as they reach week 7 or 8 of social distancing due to the coronavirus pandemic. “I’m over virtual hangouts and I want human interaction,” Vicky Fournier told Global News. Fournier, who works in the restaurant business, said the “thought …

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Coronavirus: Long-distance friends from across the pond crafting to help fight against COVID-19

Kenney says many Alberta school boards were planning layoffs before his government announced them

During this time of physical distancing, a pair of friends used to being apart since they live in different corners of the world, are joining together virtually to help the fight against COVID-19. “Me and Lexi have been friends for almost six years and we still keep in touch even …

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Faulty N95 masks sent to Canada was a ‘contractual’ issue that was fixed, China says – National

Faulty N95 masks sent to Canada was a ‘contractual’ issue that was fixed, China says - National

The Chinese embassy in Ottawa claimed Monday that the one million faulty N95 masks that arrived in Canada from China last month were the result of a “contractual” issue that has now been fixed. Canada however is thus far saying nothing about the matter. Both Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland …

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Saskatchewan records its highest one-day total of new coronavirus cases

Saskatchewan records its highest one-day total of new coronavirus cases

As Saskatchewan enters Phase 1 of its reopening plan, the province recorded its highest one-day total of new coronavirus cases. Health officials reported 34 new cases on Monday — 29 in the far north, four in the north and one in the Saskatoon region. Related News There are …

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Saskatchewan defends COVID 19 checkpoints following criticism from Indigenous group

Saskatchewan defends COVID 19 checkpoints following criticism from Indigenous group

An Indigenous group in Saskatchewan is criticizing the province’s management of checkpoints that are meant to protect northern communities experiencing outbreaks of COVID-19. Related News Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN) Chief Bobby Cameron says in a news release that the province was quick to take over local …

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Quebec, Ontario account for 92% of coronavirus deaths in Canada as cases approach 60K – National

Quebec, Ontario account for 92% of coronavirus deaths in Canada as cases approach 60K - National

Canada saw 116 more deaths due to COVID-19 — the disease caused by the novel coronavirus — on Sunday, as nationwide cases approached the 60,000 mark. The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada totalled 59,473 — with more than 30,000 of them considered active. A total of 3,682 deaths …

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Sign language interpreters a lifeline for deaf community during coronavirus pandemic – National

Sign language interpreters a lifeline for deaf community during coronavirus pandemic - National

Sign language interpreters have proven to be a lifeline for the deaf community at a time when face masks are obstacles in daily communication, and access to reliable information about COVID-19 in real-time is essential. With more than 350,000 Canadians who are deaf, public health briefings about the novel coronavirus …

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